Disclaimer: The State Law Library is unable to give legal advice, legal opinions or any interpretation of the law. It is strongly recommended that you contact an attorney for advice specific to your situation. If you have questions about anything in this guide, please ask a librarian.
Disclaimer: The State Law Library is unable to give legal advice, legal opinions or any interpretation of the law.
The State Law Library is proud to offer Fastcase to our patrons so they can conduct case law research from home. If you have never used Fastcase or another case law database before, this guide will show you how to find the information you need.
This database provides coverage of case law, statutes, constitutions, regulations, court rules, attorney general opinions, administrative opinions and orders for all state and federal jurisdictions. You can also search HeinOnline law reviews, newspaper abstracts, federal filings and treatises in the Loislaw Libraries.
With the transition to Fastcase 7, users who are familiar with Fastcase may find that it has a new look! This quick training guide will help you become familiar with the changes to the interface. Please note that some of the features discussed in this guide may not be available through our Fastcase access.
Fastcase has produced these short training videos showing viewers how to use different aspects of the site. You will find additional videos created by the State Law Library elsewhere in this guide, usually tailored to Texas searches.
Accessibility in Fastcase 7
Fastcase recently upgraded their interface to Fastcase 7. Among other improvements, Fastcase 7 is now fully screen-reader compatible. It also offers a high contrast version for users with low vision, colorblindness, or other visual disabilities. To use the high contrast version, first find the "Account" icon in the upper righthand corner of the page:
From there, select "Switch to High Contrast":
If you are an experienced Fastcase user and prefer Fastcase 6, you will still be able to access this version. To do so, first find the "Account" icon in the upper righthand corner of the page:
Clicking on this icon will give you several options, including the option to switch "Back to Fastcase 6":